Hillary Clinton has announced that she will not be a candidate in 2020, and for this, we can be grateful. Not grateful to Hillary, so much, just grateful.
It’s not as if, after a long period of contemplation, she decided selflessly that the party’s future would be better served by nominating someone else. I doubt she has the humility or the self-awareness to be able to say that.
It’s that she didn’t really have much of a choice. After losing an election to Donald Trump, her credibility as a politician is shot. Her support has scattered to the winds, divided between 5 or 6 other candidates, any one of whom would thrash her in a one-to-one match up. Her support is at pretty close to zero, and she’s got nothing with which to build it back up. She lost the most winnable election in American history, and by the time people forget about it, she will be about 150 years old.
She did say she would remain active, and vocal, but I think even that was just a face saving statement. We actually haven’t heard much from her since the election, and that suits me just fine.